The Berkey

Berkey Light Water Filter - 2.75 Gallons

Sale price $ 243.00 Regular price $ 461.00

    The Berkey Light is constructed of a non-BPA/BPS copolyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water. It's see-through, so you can quickly determine the amount of water you have in the upper container.

    It is a lower cost, more portable and lightweight alternative to the stainless steel models of this brand. As for filtration abilities, the unit also offers the same quality of the produced purified water. The system is compatible with PF-2 filters, which you can purchase separately.


    • It is made from a non-BPA/BPS co-polyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water.
    • Fragment resistant and essentially unbreakable.
    • It does not require any energy sources for purification because it is gravity-powered.
    • Its purification elements can be extendedly used to purify up to 7 gallons per hour.
    • Storage capacity of about 2.75 gallons (10.4 liters)
    • The system stands 26.5” in height with base and 9” in diameter.
    • Lightweight unit designed for home use, travel, outdoor activities, and during unexpected emergencies 
    • Maximum filters: 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
    • Includes upper and lower chambers, a base, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4),  2 washers, 2 wingnuts, 1 priming button, 1 spigot, 1 cloth lid
    • Weight: 6lbs empty
    • For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 1-5 people
    • Fully configured, this system can serve up to 100-200 people a day, during an emergency
    • Each Black Berkey Filter is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement; 2 filters in a Berkey system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended


    This system comes standard with the following:

    • Upper and lower chambers
    • 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4)
    • a base
    • 2 washers
    • 2 wingnuts
    • 1 priming button
    • 1 spigot
    • 1 cloth lid

    The Berkey Light system is a lightweight unit designed for home use, travel, outdoor activities, and during unexpected emergencies. This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies.

    The included self-sterilizing and re-cleanable Black Berkey purification elements purify water by removing pathogenic bacteria, viruses, cysts, and parasites and by extracting harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes.

    More About the Berkey Light:

    Capacity  2.75 Gallons (10.4 Liters)
    Diameter 9"
    Filter Capacity Up to 4 Black Berkey (upper) + 4 Fluoride Filters (lower)
    Flow Rate 4 Gallons in the first hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 7 Gallons per hour (4 Elements)

    21" (when used without base); 26.5" (with base)


    The system stands 21 inches when used without the base (included)

    Serves 1 - 5 People normal everyday use
    Fully configured, this system can serve up to 100-200 people a day, during an emergency
    Weight 6lbs empty
    Fluoride Removal Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired


    Berkey Water Filters can remove: 

    • Fluoride - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Viruses – Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Pathogenic Bacteria - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Lead - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Arsenic - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Iron - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Mercury - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Chlorine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Trihalomethane(THMs) – Removed to greater than 99.8%.
    • Bisphenol-A - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Chloramines - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Pharmaceuticals - Removed to greater than 99.5%.
    • Petroleum Contaminants - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Methylcyclohexane-methane - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Pesticides - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Heavy Metals - Removed to greater than 99.1%.
    • Coliform and e-Coli - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Atrazine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
    • Uranium - Removed to greater than 97.0%.
    • Gross Alpha emitters - Removed to greater than 98.7%.

    Click the link below for a complete list of contaminants that Berkey Water filter reduced/removed and the Laboratory Results of our filters.

    ***Does not ship to Iowa.



    The Berkey Light water filter can be used in any situation, although it was originally intended to be a lightweight, lower-cost, portable substitute for our bigger stainless steel items. It only weighs six pounds. The Berkey Light can hold up to 2.75 gallons of filtered water and can deliver sufficient water for clusters of up to 10 to 20 people. 

    Benefits of Berkey Light

    Berkey Light is a powerful Berkey purifier system that filters both untreated water and treated raw water from water sources such as streams, remote lakes, and other water supplies in distant countries. The Berkey Light house can resist breaks or fragments and us essentially indestructible. 

    The malleable is not factory-made with or is comprised of any Bisphenol A. The Berkey Light filter system does not percolate filthy tasting plasticizers into your water and will not maintain the filthy odor and taste from waterborne impurities. 

    It produces the relaxing and delightful sound of dipping raindrops, as the system filters the water. The encompassed re-cleanable and self-sterilizing Black Berkey Water Filter purifies water by eliminating cysts, viruses, pathogens, and parasites.

    It also removes dangerous toxins like VOCs, pesticides, herbicides, radon222, trihalomethanes and organic solvents. Berkey Light also lessens nitrates, sediments, mercury, and lead.

    Berkey Light is perfectly suitable for outdoor and emergency use because it requires no water pressure and no electrical voltage. It can also provide pure and untainted drinking water from any water source. Berkey Light is more than a water filter as it is classified as a water purifier.

    Our microfiltration system outstrips other rivals by purifying out 99.99% of bacteria and viruses — the same also happens to other contaminants such as lead and chlorine — without the use of tough chemicals. 

    The unique features of the Berkey Light Water Filter, it’s being light, durable and see-through, make it easier to define the quantity of water in the higher container without needing the water. It is possible to place the drinking water glass under the spigot without being placed on the edge of the counter of the outstretched base.

    The lightweight and Bisphenol A-free poly material is tremendously tough, making it hollow and fragment proof. In a more efficient price, the Berkey Light Water purifier produces the same excellence of quality and quantity of water.

    Most Berkey Light water filter items come with two filters and two plugs and have the capability to receive four filters. The two Black Berkey Filters come with a unit that is good for up to approximately 6,000 gallons of purified drinking water for about 2 centavos only, and it is the most cost-effective of our larger units.

    You will get an extra set of Black Berkey elements if you purchase a four-filter model. You can convert a larger system any time easily if you need a higher water current rate.

    Just simply eliminate the provided plugs from the uppermost container and add extra filters. The Berkey Light water purifier comes with ample instructions and everything you need so that you can start using and enjoying the benefits of the great-tasting purified, clear and safe drinking water anywhere you go.


    Berkey Light Features

    • It is made from a non-Bisphenol A copolyester that will not leak foul odor and taste.
    • Fragment resistant and essentially unbreakable.
    • Has 2 cleanable Black Berkey Filters.
    • It does not require any energy sources for purification because it is gravity-powered.
    • Its purification elements can be extendedly used to purify up to 7 gallons per hour.
    • Capacity for storage is 2.75 gallons or 10.4 liters.
    • The maximum gallons that can be purified are 4 gallons per liter.
    • The system stands 26.5” in height and 9” in diameter.

    Berkey Light’s Sustainability

    To prolong filter life, filters of Berkey Light must be cleaned and re-used. Berkey Light substitutes the necessity for buying safe, transparent and purified drinking water in plastic bottles and lessens the effects connected with the manufacturing and disposing of plastic bottles.

    Prevention is always better than cure. So enjoy the benefits the Berkey Light water filter gives you so that you can live a healthy life to the fullest.

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    Specifications for the Berkey Light® System

    The 2.75 gallon Berkey Light® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, and is ideal for 1-5 people for everyday use.

    ● Holds up to 2.75 gallons of purified water

    ● Includes 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements standard

    ● Expandable to 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements total

    ● System is 9" in diameter x 21" in height (when used without base), 26.5" height (with base)

    ● Shipping weight: approximately 7 lbs.

    ● Constructed of a non-BPA/BPS co-polyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water Included in the box:

    ● Upper and lower chambers

    ● Base

    ● 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements

    ● 1 cloth lid

    ● 1 spigot

    ● 2 wing nuts, 2 washers

    ● 1 priming button

    ● 2 blocking plugs

    Berkey Light® Systems are made and assembled in the USA.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 18 reviews
    Berkey Water filters

    This Berkey was given to my Grandson and his family for a Christmas present, they love it, they mention the Berkey how awesome it is to have clean, clear, crisp water everytime I talk to them.
    The Berkey is the best, it deserves 10 stars.

    Good unit

    Overall I'm happy with my Berkey filter. It's really convenient to be able to filter more than a half gallon at a time, and it is also really important that all chlorine and flouride are removed from my water. My caveats are twofold: 1) I found the black filters extremely difficult to prime and had to prime them about 3 times where even then they filtered extremely slowly for several days; 2) I'm not sure whether the plastic is BPA free, and that is a serious health concern for me which I did not think about before purchase. Even recycle numbers 1 and 2 should be avoided in plastics. I'm wishing I had waited to save enough money to buy the stainless steel version.
    Yes, my kitchen faucet has an aerator, but it is not removable. My bathroom sinks are too shallow to fit the black filter underneath, and the tub faucet outlets are too large to allow a seal.
    One thing to note for new users: the instructions says to put the large side of the priming button on a certain way, but it is the same on both sides. There is no large or small side.

    The Best

    My alternative medicine doctor recommended this Berkey to me. He had researched all of the water purifiers and told me this was the absolute best. I waited almost 2 years before purchasing which was a mistake. The water is so good and I feel so healthy knowing I am drinking such purified water that is free from the toxins in other water. You can’t go kitty likes it also!! You will not be sorry and your body will thank you!

    Love it

    I live in florida and everyone who has been here knows how bad the water smells and tastes. The filters on the berkey take all that away and the water tastes like it came from the mountains.

    I love my Berkey

    Nowadays, the way things are, you never know if there is a problem with your water. Sometimes they flush the hydrants and they put out a boil alert and you don't find out until a week later. What were you drinking during that week? I like the Berkey Light because it's light weight and i can see the water level. If you wanted to, because it is light weight, you could take it camping or traveling and throw some lake or stream water in it and your good to go. I was having a problem priming the filters. Here's a tip i figured out. If your faucet has an aerator, take it off. You will get a tighter seal. After i did that it took about a minute. Easy to assemble and a good investment for your health.